Green Capital Day Marks Bristol’s Decade as a Fairtrade City
1st July 2015
A ride down the River Avon, an exploration of Bristol’s green sites, and talks on the Green Capital – how did Bristol win the award and what are its hopes for the future? This Friday’s Green Capital Day is a perfect opportunity to #lovethefuture of Bristol and Fairtrade.
Bristol is a Fairtrade City with much to offer to all those making positive social, ethical and environmental choices. Buying and supplying Fairtrade is just one of those choices, and we’re marking Bristol’s 10th anniversary as a Fairtrade city this Friday, co-hosted by Fairtrade and Bristol Green Capital Partnership and supported by a range of speakers and organisations.
By Boat, On Foot, Through Conversation – The Green Capital Day
Together with Fairtrade, Bristol Green Capital Partnership is helping people and businesses to access the information they need to make positive and conscious choices in their lives. Friday is part of a larger calendar of events open to the public in Bristol this year, and we’re very excited. We’ll be going behind the scenes at Triodos Bank to explore their sustainable office build; we’ll be learning how they help finance socially and environmentally conscious projects like Fairtrade; we’ll be heading to Castle Park for a boat trip with Bristol Loves Tides; and we’ll be learning about Bristol’s Green Roots and how Bristol became Europe’s Green Capital in 2015.
We’d love for you to come along this Friday 1pm-6pm, or follow the conversation on social media with #lovethefuture and #fairtradebristol2015
Being Green, Being Fair – The 9th International Fair Trade Towns Conference
The theme of our Green Capital Day is “Being Green, Being Fair”, to introduce the weekend-long conference. Bristol has worked side by side with Fairtrade and other inspiring organisations for over a decade, and we’re helping to raise that awareness across Bristol.. Truly sustainable solutions must be socially, economically and environmentally sensitive – and Fairtrade is all of these.
The full weekend Fairtrade conference will welcome outstanding speakers including Harriet Lamb (CEO Fairtrade International), Eliza Anyangwe (The Guardian), Linda McAvan MEP and Fatima Ismael, environmental expert from Fairtrade Co-operative Soppexcca in Nicaragua.
The Conference will provide new insights into how Fair Trade works to protect the environment; discussing a wide range of topics from sustainable food and Fairtrade Gold to the impacts of climate change and how Fairtrade is working with farmers to help them adapt. The programme highlights many of the issues central to the 2015 European Year for Development, ‘Our World, our Dignity, Our Future’ as well as exploring the newly developed UN Sustainable Development Goals to overcome global poverty.
Can’t make it this weekend? Follow @Fairtrade and #fairtradebristol2015 on Saturday and Sunday to keep up with the action.
#Lovethefuture of Bristol and #lovethefuture of Fairtrade.
Find out more about the European Year for Development.